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, kids of their own. >> reporter: he also offered assistance and condolences to connecticut's governor during a difficult time. >> we'll do whatever we can to overcome this event. we will get through it but this is a terrible time for this community and these families. >> reporter: the community is left to wonder how this could happen in their town. >> i don't know if there's any safe place any more in this world. >> reporter: i'm maribel avert reporting. >>> we're going to bring you up to speed on what's happening. it is located around 40 miles southwest of hartford connecticut and 20 miles southeast of new york city. the population is 27,600. president obama made an announcement today. here is more of what the president had to say. >> we've endured too many of these tragedies. each time i learn the news i react not as a president but as anybody else would. as a parent. and that was especially true today. i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the a
from a parent, and what was happening at other area schools. live in newton, connecticut, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >> another victim of the shooting was laid to rest today. >> friends, family and law enforcement officers gathered to mourn the little boy in connecticut. a rabbi called it a touching ceremony, people came together in solidarity to say good-bye. he was celebrateds a -- celebrated as a pure innocent child. he will be sorely missed. >> his brother said he could have been anything if he lived and grown old. >> at schools all over the bay area they had to talk about the massacre. ktvu's david stevenson is in san francisco tonight and tells us how they handled it there. david? >> reporter: frank, parents and the school district worked to explain the massacre to young students here while also working to prevent a similar event from happening here. >> reporter: as newton, connecticut laid to rest some of the children, san francisco worked to reassure children and others. >> it is a sheltering. >> reporter: she says her group sent parents information on how to talk to ki
of you. >> reporter: more details have emerged. connecticut's medical examiner says nancy lanza was shot in the head four times while she slept. adam lanza is believed to have shot himself in the head. in newtown, connecticut. >> new information now from the nra, the national rifle association broke its silence with a statement about the killings. the group said that nra members were quote, shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders. the nra has said it's offering meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again. >> bay area state senator introduced a bill that would close major loopholes in california's assault weapons ban. the bill is similar to one last year that prohibits semiautomatic weapons. it will require yearly registration and backgrounds checks. a second bill will make it a requirement that store weapons have trigger locks. the white house says if president obama is also prepared to actively support reinstatement of a u.s. assault weapons ban. california senator diane feinstein plans to introduce new legislation next year
in #-- funerals today in newton, connecticut. friends and family said good- bye to benjamin wheeler. he was one of six funerals for the 26 students and teachers killed. funeral rangements for the gunman's mother are being made in new hampshire. >>> vice president joe biden met with officials to launch a new task force to recommend new gun laws. >> for anything to get done we will need the advocacy of the law enforcement in this country. >> joe biden is over seeing the response to last week's school shooting. president obama will push congress to enact new laws limiting access like those used by the gunman. the connecticut school shooting has social media going off the charts. it led to more discussions about gun policy than other shootings. it says gun policy accounted for 30% of discussions examined on blogs and twitter in the three days following the massacre. >> newton, connecticut's tragedy is bringing bay area teens together. ktvu's dep ruv is live -- debora villalon is live with how the community is reacting. >> reporter: they have gathered here. for a week they have been wanting to do so
, connecticut school shooting and called for armed guards at schools. mike mibach here with who is calling this proposal nothing more than a distraction. >> reporter: it was billed as a news conference. the nra took no questions. instead it was a presentation that offered up a plan as one nra official said to stop the next killer waiting in the wings. in a town where terror descended exactly one week ago, today a moment of silence was observed. >> now we must speak. >> reporter: silent no more is the national rifle association of america. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: today nra executive vice president wayne lapierre to protecting students and said he says since the president and certain members of congress have armed security, why not our children. he says he wants armed officers at schools and the government to help pay for it. >> i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation. >> nra, stop killing our children. >> reporter: prote
of the newton, connecticut shooting. let's look at what is happening at fairfield inside the sikh temple. leaders wanted to honor the victims of the shooting and they are opening their doors to anyone who needs a place to mourn. this is one of many vigils we have seen since the shooting. we see people gathering at the sikh temple. it is welcome to anyone. >>> a noon service was held today for all those who needed a place. ktvu's john fowler was there as the cathedral was filled for those coming to grips with the tragedy. [ singing ] >> reporter: oakland cathric cathedral, 200 attend -- catholic cathedral, 200 attended the sandy hook elementary school mass. >> took time out of my day oremember the fam -- to remember the families. >> reporter: we all bear a burden when children die in violence. >> pray for the victims and pray for ourselves that we may learn from these events. >> reporter: there was no reasoning why these children, why their teachers, after mass he sent a wreath. >> so hard to believe that these little angels are no longer on this earth. it is heart wrenching. >> reporter:
. >>> christmas in newton, connecticut is a somber one this year. a memorial has been set up to honor those who died in the massacre. people are visiting newton, connecticut to express their sympathy. >> the holidays, my heart reaches out to the families who lost their children. we have four grandchildren, one 6, and it is such a sorrow. you know, hearts are broken. >> there are reports the town is getting six times its normal volume of mail. the owner of one store said he is taking phone calls offering credit cards to pay for groceries for families. >>> no progress after wrapping up his trip. after talks today with the president the situation was worrying. there was no indication of progress towards a solution for the country's civil war. they say 67 people, including 11 children were killed in violence today. 4,000 have been killed in the past two months. >>> word from hollywood that jack klugman has died. [ music playing ] >> jack klugman may be best known for playing oscar madison in the 1970s show the odd couple. he starred in quincey me playing a crime solving medical examiner. his son sa
. >>> officials in newtown, connecticut, plan to use the flowers, letters and other mementos sent by the public as part of the memorial. they will stay up until after new year's as residents and visitors pay their respects to the shooting victims at sandy hook elementary school. residents yesterday took turns monitoring candles that had been lit on christmas eve, one candle for each of the vils. >>> this los angeles today, gun owners could swap weapons for groceries. gun owners were asked to come with unloaded weapons in the trunks of their vehicles in exchange for a $100 gift certificate for groceries. they got a $200 gift certificate if they turned in a so-called assault weapon of the buy-back program happens in the spring but was moved up this year because of the school shooting in connecticut. >> a newspaper that covers two counties north of new york city is at the sfr of a controversy after it posted a map online showing the names and addresses of handgun permit holders. on sunday, the journal news published interactive maps of westchester and rockland counties showing information about pi
target in 2013. >>> and a snowy vigil marks a solemn anniversary in connecticut. the faiths that came together and their prayer for healing. >> if you got an i pad for the holidays you want to make sure you download the ktvu app on it. you will get bay area weather, and breaking news any time any where. ♪ because we know how much you do to make the holidays just right. from ornaments to ottomans, memories are made with ikea. u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. >>> you won't want to count on windows eight to protect you from malware. that's the news from mcafee. windows eight ha
of heart failure this morning while on his way to an appointment with a cardiologist in connecticut. brubeck had the first million-selling jazz album and the first modern jazz musician pictured on the cover of time magazine. that was back in 1954. brubeck would have turned 92 years old tomorrow. >>> the picture that launch add thousand wofrds in the media landed a bay area blogger before a judge today. the new court order that he says will keep him from doing his job. >>> the wash out here on bien hill road in the santa cruz mountains was the biggest but not the only storm damage that need to be repaired. we'll show yao what could and couldn't be done today . >>> complete bay area news coverage continues. this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. >>> a simple snapshot raised hack ls at san francisco's city hall and created big legal troubles today for the man who took this picture. the photographer is a high-profile bay area activist. he appeared in court today to face misdemeanor charges. david stephenson reports on the judge's new order and why the defendant claims it tramples on his f
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